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Steven H Puthuff, Vincent Pluvinage, Jon C Taenzer: Wireless open ear canal earpiece. Resound Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 1, 2000: US06021207 (191 worldwide citation)

A communications earpiece is disclosed which can be used by hearing impaired and non-hearing impaired users so as to be able to communicate with an external device such as personal communications node or cellular phone via a wireless link. A communications earpiece comprises an ear canal tube sized ...


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Steven H Puthuff, Vincent Pluvinage, Jon C Taenzer: Wired open ear canal earpiece. Resound Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 30, 2001: US06181801 (179 worldwide citation)

A communications earpiece is disclosed which can be used by hearing impaired and non-hearing impaired users so as to be able to communicate with an external device such as personal communications nodes or cellular phones. A communications earpiece comprises a ear canal tube sized for positioning in ...


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Vincent Pluvinage, Jon C Taenzer, Steven H Puthuff: Ear canal microphone. ReSound Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 16, 1999: US05987146 (175 worldwide citation)

An open ear canal hearing aid system is disclosed which comprises a plurality of ear canal tubes sized for positioning in an ear canal of a user so that the ear canal is at least partially open for directly receiving ambient sounds. The open ear canal hearing aid system further comprises a sound pro ...


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Fred D Waldhauer: Multi-band programmable compression system. Resound Corporation, November 21, 1989: US04882762 (112 worldwide citation)

A programmable low voltage multi-band compression system suitable for use with hearing aids is described. Received audio signals are processed by a band split filter which separates the received audio signal into a plurality of frequency bands. A plurality of compressors coupled to the band split fi ...


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Fred Waldhauer: Multiband programmable compression system. Resound Corporation, McCubbrey Bartels Meyer & Ward, January 11, 1994: US05278912 (107 worldwide citation)

An improved audio compressor of the type which is useful in a hearing aid and having a programmable compression ratio is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, the compressor is used in a hearing aid device of the type which comprises a bandsplit filter to divide an input audio signal into a plural ...


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Adnan A Shennib: Inconspicuous communication method utilizing remote electromagnetic drive. Resound Corporation, Coudert Brothers, June 13, 1995: US05425104 (103 worldwide citation)

An inconspicuous hearing system is described that uses a coil to electromagnetically couple with, and therefore drive, a permanent magnet attached to the tympanic membrane or ossicular chain. This hearing system enables hearing impaired individuals, as well as persons with normal hearing, to selecti ...


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Rodney C Perkins, Adnan A Shennib: contact transducer assembly for hearing devices. Resound Corporation, McCubbrey Bartels Meyer & Ward, November 2, 1993: US05259032 (103 worldwide citation)

A contact transducer assembly for an electromagnetically driven hearing device such as a hearing aid or other audio signal reproducing device worn by a user is described. The contact transducer assembly includes a transducer which is attached to a biocompatible support. This assembly is supported on ...


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Robert Q Kerns: Bandwidth management in a heterogenous wireless personal communications system. ReSound Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 21, 1999: US05956330 (100 worldwide citation)

Bandwidth management techniques are provided for use in heterogenous wireless personal communications systems, designed minimize or eliminate interference between different personal communications units. Such units may be of various types including, for example, hearing health care units, telecommun ...


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Jon C Taenzer: Adjustable array antenna. ReSound Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, May 18, 1999: US05905473 (94 worldwide citation)

A passive reflective antenna located near an active receiving antennas is used to change the energy at the receiving antenna. The change in energy may be such as to remove a null created by multipath or to provide directionality, or both. The receiving antennas is permanently connected to a single r ...


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Jon C Taenzer: Integrated circuit design for a personal use wireless communication system utilizing reflection. ReSound Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, May 12, 1998: US05751820 (72 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit chip set design for a wireless hearing aid communication system including a battery operated transceiver unit worn in the vicinity of the ear of the user and a compact battery operated transmitter/receiver unit worn by or in close range of the user. The basis of the integrated ...